When Jealousy comes a knockin…

“Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but who can survive the destructiveness of jealousy?

when jealousy comesProverbs 27:5

How true is that?

As I look back over relationships that have come and gone in my life, I am aware of this truth creeping in…

Jealousy is one of those emotions that hides itself under the cover of pride…

Pride is one of those emotions that destroys so many good things because of fear… Fear of how other’s perceive us, fear of not being the person we want to be… fear of failing, or being vulnerable…

These feelings, and overwhelming emotions, can be such touchy place for all of us, so it is my prayer that I would let God search me, and examine my heart.  That I wouldn’t say or do something I know I will regret later…

Cuz… that’s the worst!

Jealousy is destructive…

It makes me not want to let that person or that thing in… it pushes up against all that is good and right and true, making me feel pinned in and isolated…

So when that feeling of being “pinned in” starts to creep in…

That is my warning sign…

Oh Lord, let me bow my knees to You, knowing and believing that You have a purpose for my life.  That I don’t need to compare or analyze what You are doing in someone else’s life..

How I pray I would be able to reach out my hand in fellowship, and love.  Letting in the good I see.  Not letting the lies of jealousy or pride crack open an emotion or feeling in my heart…

May Your great love for me.  Your great hope, and goodness be my heart’s desire, as I love other’s as myself… letting go of those feelings of pride, and worry…

Your love is so great.. Your hope and beauty fill me with peace.

I surrender my heart; once again, into Your loving hands wanting to be the person You have created in me…

Wanting to be beautiful in Your eyes…

I love You, Jesus

In Your Name,

I pray

Amen

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future…”

Jeremiah 29:11

My hope is in You, Oh Lord…

My life is in Your hands…

Live in Love,

Lisa

He Loves Big…

“The Lord spread out a cloud above them as a covering, and gave them a great fire to thankful for todaylight the darkness..”

Psalm 105:39

When life is hard…

A big warm; super comfy blanket, and a toasty warm fire, always… always soothes my soul…

Today.  As I come before You, Dear Heavenly Father, I am loving this picture of comfort and security…

Wrapped in Your grace.  Warmed by Your love.. There is no other place I’d rather be…

Thank You for today, Dear God…

May I walk in peace knowing that You are with me… May my burdens be light, and My heart be full; that other’s will see a hope in me, and they too will want to know this God who loves us so big, and gives meaning to our lives…

Thank You for Your beauty, Dear God…

I love You,

In Jesus Name,

Amen…

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whohave been called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28

Have a super good day!

Live in Love,

Lisa

Dear God, Build My Home…

something magicalThere will be days where we just need to sit…

to be still and reflective.

“Search for the Lord and for His strength, and keep on searching.  Think of the wonderful works He has done, and the miracles and the judgments He handed down…”

Psalm 105:4-5

This morning was one of those days… It started with a gentle nudge that woke me out of my sleep.

I didn’t fight it..

As I started to stir and move, my thoughts gently turned into prayers…

Prayers for my husband.  My children.  Grandbabies..

Family.. Friends..

My church..

My hopes, and my dreams…

Heavenly Father, thank You for this mornings wake up call..

There is something so magical about the sunrise… and I praise Your Holy Name.

I need You.  I need Your strength covering my heart and my thoughts.  I so thank You for Your tender mercies of hope, love and laughter…

You make life simple. You make life good…

To live a life that pleases You.  To live to love You with all of my heart, and to love other’s as myself…

There is no greater joy.

I love You,

Jesus

In Your Name

I pray..

Amen

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down..”

Proverbs 14:1

May I build my life upon You…

Live in Love

Lisa

Swept Away…

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters.  I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk  through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze..”

coffee be strongIsaiah 43:2

Love this picture..

God tells us to “fear not”

Doesn’t that just amaze, and fill your heart with pure comfort..

So today, no matter what you or I  are going through, this is God’s promise to us..

 “When you pass through the waters.  I will be with you, and when you pass through the rivers they will not sweep over you. When you walk  through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze..”

Dear Heavenly Father, Good morning… How awesome it is to know that You whisper to my heart not to fear…

That when I feel like I am drowning, you are with me; Your love is my life-preserver, and Your mighty hand will not let me be swept away…

When the heartache or worry I may feel starts to burn within me, and the fire of my convictions draws me into the truths of what is right, I will walk through the fire knowing I will not be burned or set ablaze.

To be beautiful in Your eyes, and to walk in the truth of Your love is my heart’s desire…

How I thank You for Your constant protection, and love that calls me into Your presence and freedom…

I love You…

In Jesus Name,

Amen

“In my anguish, I cried to the Lord, and He answered by setting me free.  The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid”

Psalm 118: 5-6

So great!!

Have an awesome day…

Live in Love,

Lisa